Leonardo da Vinci -project: FI-04-B-F-PP-160530
It was at the meeting of the Technical Committee of the World Skills Organization in 2002 that Polymechanics was introduced as a competition trade so it is a newcomer. On a common initiative of Finland and other Nordic countries a change was accepted that replaced the first three trades (assembly, tool making and instrument marking) at the WSC in Helsinki 2005 and the modernized new trade was named Polymechanics.
When we first started to prepare the development of the trade descriptions in the field of polymechanics we were supported by an exceptionally strong international network, the beginning of which goes back to the St. Gallen competitions in 2003. It was the first time that a Finnish expert of polymechanics took part in the competition as an observer. Polymechanics was first included as a demonstration trade. In this competition the participant of Liechtenstein won the Bronze medal.
At the Finnish competition (FinnSkills 2005) in Turku Europe was well represented - Austria, Liechtenstein and ten more countries, which are not included in the ModVoc Project, had sent their national teams and official trainers and experts to participate in the competition.